NYC Box Truck: Staten Island w/ Rime & Toper
Some people ride the Staten Island Ferry because they’re tourists. It’s a great, free ride that showcases Lady Liberty and all of the skyline allure and visual majesty that the Big Apple is world famous for. Other people simply ride the ferry because it’s actually their route home. Say what you will about the streets of Staten Island, but folks that know their history, particularly music and graffiti, know it’s the borough where the mainstream doesn’t usually go, but the giants do roam.
Graffiti giants like Rime and Toper made Staten Island their stomping grounds during their New York City come up. And even if it is a place known for welcoming transitory residents (see some notable members of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan) or cats from Jersey— since the Bayonne Bridge connects to the Garden State— Staten Island breeds them hard. This is probably why powerhouses like Rime and Toper don’t find it too hard to “regulate” on walls and surfaces like they had to commandeer growing up writing together.
Check out the video footage here.